“We need innovators and creative thinkers to solve the sanitation challenge. And technology is one part of the puzzle. In addition to improving technology, we need to reflect on what we know already, understand what sanitation options people want and strengthen the enabling environment for sanitation services that last. This means investing in formative research and behaviour change, strengthening governance and accountability, working on better supply chains as well as in technology that is not only innovative, but also appropriate.”
Read more to find out how this links to the invitation of the Gates Foundation to ‘reinvent the toilet’ and the technology assessment framework of the WASHTech project in the Learning for Change Blog by Carmen da Silva Wells.